There’s no better way to explore any city than living like a local. And, arguably, the best city of them all is New York. From vibrant Tribeca to the elite Upper East Side, anyone can find their home away from home in the Big Apple.
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And that’s not all. They’ll also help with airport transfers, grocery deliveries and even restaurant reservations to ensure you not only feel at home, but also feel like a local. Here are the best in New York to consider next time you skip across the pond…
For a Brooklyn getaway: Stuyvesant Heights Townhouse
Sleeps: 5 (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms)
This townhouse in the Bedford-Stuyvesant Historic District is full of traditional details. From parquet floors and original stairs to the striking vintage pieces and plenty of characterful artworks and ornaments, it’s among the most style bases of operations we’ve found.
The kitchen leads onto a private terrace, where a staircase winds down to the serene garden. And, upstairs, the three white-painted bedrooms are dotted with more sought after period details — merged with the modern comforts that we can’t live without. All this right in the heart of one of Brooklyn’s most picturesque neighbourhoods? Count us in.
Stuyvesant Heights Townhouse
For a Tribeca base: Harrison Terrace
Sleeps: 6-8 (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms)
If you’re looking to soak yourself in culture and enjoy some of the finest restaurants New York has to offer, set yourself up in Tribeca, Manhattan, with a home as charming and vibrant as its neighboorhood. Upon entering, you will step into the open-plan living area — which has wide windows boasting striking city views — and glossy wood floors and furnishings for that luxe feel.
Upstairs, you’re treated to three bedrooms and a marble-tiled bathroom and especially elegant master bedroom — complete with lavish ensuite. Above it, a floating glass staircase leads to another bedroom with a striking architect-designed curved glass wall. Now that’s smart.
For an East Village alternative: Alphabet Loft
Sleeps: 2 (1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms)
This quirky loft is the definition of imaginative decoration. From the pink-and-yellow sofa sitting beside a tree-trunk coffee table, to an edgy dining table set with blue-velvet chairs, the open plan sitting room of Alphabet Loft is almost as alternative as the contemporary artworks which line the walls.
The master bedroom continues this theme. Antique-filled, and chocked with elegant furniture and a sugar-pink ensuite, it’s characterful, kooky and unforgettably chic. The area outside, the East Village, is much the same — crammed with hip bars, cafes and art venues. Or, if you want to stay in, just enjoy a glass of wine or two on the private roof terrace.
For your boho Soho haven: Brannon Hidden Townhouse
Sleeps: 4 (2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms)
If Soho beckons, you could be no better situated than in the Brannon Hidden Townhouse, which borders Tribeca, Greenwich Village and the West Village. Just 5 minutes’ walk away from Canal Street subway station, this contemporary home features an open-plan sitting room and kitchen with floor-to-ceiling windows and eye-catching artwork.
Not only is this the perfect base for exploring Soho’s endless boutiques, galleries and eateries, but it’s also perfectly equipped for when you literally want to remain hidden. There’s a projector and deep-seated sofa for nights in with Breakfast At Tiffany’s and Manhattan, as well as a paved garden and modern gas barbecue for entertaining on summer nights.
Brannon Hidden Townhouse
For Upper East Side luxury: East 83rd Townhouse II
Sleeps: 6-8 (4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms)
For culture, cuisine and world-class shopping in one of NYC’s most exclusive areas, this former carriage house is the ideal setting for your larger party. Set over four floors, this slice of New York history features a wet bar, office space, secure parking and a top floor sitting room complete with projector and surround-sound speakers.
The master bedroom is worth the stay alone. Taking up the entire third floor, it features a marble bath and rainforest shower in the open-plan ensuite and a retro sitting area. Claim this room for yourself by whatever means necessary.
East 83rd Townhouse II
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